Tag: "retailing"

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Retailing off: Fierce competition has forced prominent retail brands to fold

Retailing off: Fierce competition has forced prominent retail brands to fold

Weak retail conditions, high wage and rent costs, and fierce competition have been weighing on the clothing retail sector in recent years. This has forced many prominent brands across several…
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Cheap and cheerful:  Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

Cheap and cheerful: Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

According to IBISWorld, Christmas retail spending is set to remain flat this December, growing by only 0.4% on last year’s sales as consumers tighten their belts. Early indications suggest Australians…
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At what cost: Costco is shaking up wholesale and retail industries

At what cost: Costco is shaking up wholesale and retail industries

Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the US-based chain Costco Wholesale Corporation, entered the Australian market in 2009 through a single store in Melbourne. Since then, the company…
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Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Australian retailers have battled difficult trading conditions over the past five years. In particular, clothing retailers have been negatively affected by subdued consumer spending and mounting competition from the entry…
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Niche retailing grows on Australians

IBISWorld reveals the extent of Australia’s love affair with niche retailing, including a taste for fast fashion and premium items, which is delivering bumper revenue growth. Business information analysts at…
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